Guy Incognito

Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,281
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (303 of 359)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,281 - Total Helpful Votes: 303 of 359
We're All Young Together ~ Walter Martin
We're All Young Together ~ Walter Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly Lovely, 29 Jun 2014
Who knew that The Walkmen - a band known for their taut, tense and emotionally-charged songs - would be home to such a relaxed, vibrant and playful songwriter as Walter Martin? While his former colleagues Hamilton Leithauser and Peter Bauer have created solo works with echoes of the old band, here Martin is far from being the bassist/keyboard player in a new wave rock band; this is the sound of a modern-day Jonathan Richman in every sense; even Martin's vocal delivery (his first time as lead singer, I think) echoes Richman's solo work. Ostensibly created as a listening experience for the family to enjoy; there are no distorted guitars or even a pinch of angst, just a collection of laid… Read more
Unrepentant Geraldines ~ Tori Amos
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb., 16 May 2014
I was surprised to see that somehow, without noticing, it had been 20 years since I first encountered Tori Amos through Under The Pink, and continued what is my most enduring affection for a single artist through eleven subsequent albums, not to mention box sets, rare B-sides, and numerous wonderful gigs. It’s not been an easy journey, and the law of diminishing returns has meant that much of the last decade has been spent grumbling about the quantity over quality with regards to her material, trying to balance out those gems among the less deserving material that would have made a passable B-side but didn’t deserve album placing (I may be a fan, but I’m not blinkered enough to consider her… Read more
Pandemonium: The Rite of Spring by Rose Biggin
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable..., 10 April 2014
...inasmuch as a collection of stories with an underlying feeling of dread can be enjoyable. A brief read, but the contributors should be praised for being able to impart an atmosphere, history and story in such a limited space. Recommended.

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